Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Jackson Square from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, December 18, and members of the Oak Ridge Choral Society will lead people in Christmas carols at 4 p.m.
The celebration is being sponsored by the merchants of Jackson Square.
“Come join us as we gather around the tree,” a press release said.
“Giving and receiving are an important part of the holiday season and our ‘Lights of Hope Tree Decorating Contest’ is currently going on until December 30,” the press release said. “There are seven trees secured to lamp posts around the Square. Each tree was decorated by a nonprofit in our area. You cast votes by donating dollars. Each vote is worth one dollar.”
You can vote at the following shops: Southern Bliss Boutique, Through The Looking Glass Antiques, The Ferrell Shop, and Fiberology. The following nonprofits are participating; Crossroads Ministry, Clinch River Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Anderson County, Friends of the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, Aid to Distressed Families of Anderson County, Oak Ridge Choral Society, and Family Justice Center of Anderson County.
If you’d like to Venmo your vote, you can by sending it to @Linda-Johnston-64. Please make sure you place the tree number or name of organization on the memo line.
“Be there in the Square to help make the spirits bright!” the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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